Yourbasicbabe is about a small-town babe, who moved to a big city (Sacramento), and yearns for new adventures & hoping to escape her 9-5 job. If you are feeling lost or empty and incomplete; I hope this blog can mean something for you.
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Happy March, Babes! I can’t believe we are already 3 months into the year. What better way to start off the month with some goals or a to-do list to help us prepare for the long month ahead of us. This month is important because there is daylight saving, the air is warmer, the flowers are blooming, Spring is coming, & the allergies will be acting up soon. I hope this list can help you prepare for what’s happening in March. Lastly, remember to relax & breathe -you got this, you will get through anything that comes in your way & crush it!
That means back to the work grind, this quote really stood out to me and I wanted to share it with you guys. Here is a little motivational quote to remind you of what you are doing today is the opportunity to build the tomorrow you want -even if it’s not where you want to be at right now, stay focus. Stay focus and take each day as an opportunity to work for building your dreams and goals & realize that set backs are always meant for come-backs. Take each day and moment day-by-day, remember to always live in the present and work for your future. Breathe in & breathe out, enjoy today & each day after that!
Nothing to wear for Valentine’s Day? Here are some cute looks that is perfect for Valentine’s Day. Perfect day to go all out in Pink, so wear your little Pink dress & go all out. Stay looking fabulously cute for a night out & come back home to change into something cute & comfy to sleep in. You can find these outfits on Shein.com and the great thing is that their clothings are super affordable. As I always say, don’t break the bank when you are looking for something cute to wear!
Happy February! This month is all about love and celebrating you & the people who you love around you. Just because Valentine’s Day is this month, it doesn’t mean you have to be in a relationship in order to celebrate Valentine’s Day. This is a perfect month to reflect on those you love and celebrate why you love them! You can never have or give out too much love. Happy LOVE month!
This week I am focusing on Health & Wellness. Work has been stressful and a lot lately and I’ve been noticing a lot of my anxiety building up. I would experience difficulty falling asleep at night, excessive overthinking, feeling drained & emotional this past two weeks. I just wanted to stop feeling this way because it was taking a toll on my body -I’ve decided I needed to take control & not let this overcome me. I am reminded that I am in control of my OWN body, thoughts, & how to handle my anxiety. In order to overcome my own stress & anxiety, I have to to remind yourself, I am in control of MYSELF & how you feel.
Here are four ways that are helping me to unwind & relax at night after a long day stressful day. Hopefully it can help you as well!
Insight Timer (App) : It’s a meditations app that has thousands of guided meditations, music tracks & ambient sounds to calm the mind & focus better. The guided meditations are led by some of the world’s top meditation & mindfulness experts. In the app, there are many topics that covers on Dealing With Stress & Reducing Anxiety, Self-Love & Compassion, Focus & Concentration, Better Relationships & so much more. I usually listen to it before bedtime and after doing Yoga as it helps me unwind and calms my mind. It helps with my excessive over-thinking at night & reduces my anxiety that I built up during the day.
Yoga : I’ve started to do Yoga as well before bedtime. Doing Yoga has helped me with: relaxation, pumps the heart, posture, focus, improving balance, & sleeping better. With Yoga, you don’t need much & it doesn’t have to be a costly thing. I usually just search up a quick video on Youtube on what I wanted to do that night and follow it. Health & Wellness don’t have to be a costly thing!
Let it Out: Sometime letting it out to a friend, boyfriend, girlfriend or etc all the time can be overwhelming for the other person. Writing it in a journal is a way for me to let everything out on how I am feeling & to reflect on a daily. Once I reflect on what I wrote, I remind myself to let go of the things that I cannot control.
Unplug: Unplug your phone or anything electronic one hour before bedtime. Yes, one hour before bedtime! It will help relaxes the brain & will make a big difference on your sleep.
Here are a list of my favorite products that I’ve been using and wanted to share with you guys this month! I can’t tell you enough of how much I love these products & hopefully you’ll love them too!
Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Liquid Foundation: $56 -A highly-concentrated liquid foundation designed to deliver instant full coverage with just half a pump—no primer needed. I love this foundation so so so much because it gives my skin an airbrush look & I kid you not, it does! I’ve always switch from one foundation to another because of always trying to achieve that flawless & airbrush look & this foundation totally does that. Usually, I don’t purchase the same foundation that I’ve used before but, I am definitely going to purchase it again! Pros: Full Buildable Coverage, Flawless & Airbrush Finish, Non-Cakey, Multiple Shades, & Has Primer in the Foundation. Cons: Pricey, & Transferable -on to clothes
Tarte Shape Tape: $27 -Shape Tape Concealer is a vegan, super-blendable formula that instantly helps brighten, smooth & give the skin a firmer, more lifted look. Best concealer out there that I’ve used so far! Gives such a nice coverage with only using a little product and it’s super-blendable. It leaves my skin always looking smooth, polish, & doesn’t cake under the eye. A must try concealer and a little goes a long way! Pros: Smooth, Full Coverage With Matte Finish, Creamy, & Easy-to-Blend Formula That Won’t Flake or Crease. Cons: Nothing, definitely worth it!
Maybelline Eye Lash Sensational Mascara: $4.79 -Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara unfolds layer upon layer of lashes for a new full-fan effect & volumizes lashes from root to tip. I love this mascara because it really gives my lashes that voluminous look. Having Asian eyes, it can be harder to find a nice drug store mascara that can give you that extra lift -being monolid. I am not the type to spend a lot of money on a high end mascara, so this is definitely one of my faves. Pros: Price & Voluminous Lashes Cons: Nothing!
Son & Park Beauty Water: $30 -Exfoliates with willow bark and papaya extract to help sweep away dead skin cells, revealing brighter skin tone & smoother texture . I love how this product works -not only it exfoliates my skin, but refreshes it. It truly does what it states on the product! Leaving my skin always feeling fresh & hydrated. Helps create a perfect canvas for makeup application. Pros: Hydrating, Exfoliating, Fresh Feeling, Smoother Texture, & The Smell Cons: Nothing!
Benefits Cosmetic Hoola Bronzer: $30 -Soft bronze matte powder gives your complexion a healthy, natural looking tan. I love how this products give my skin a nice matte finish look. It doesn’t give an orangey look when it’s applied on. It give my checks, chin & forehead a nice warm tan. Perfect to wear with any occasion & season! Pro: Comes In Many Shades, Warm & Matte Finish, & Natural finish Cons: Pricey
Nars Orgasm Blush: $30 -An award-winning, pressed powder blush that delivers healthy-looking color to flatter any skin tone. In love with how it gives me a natural glow with the slight shimmer in the product. I don’t need to apply a highlighter when using this blush! Its a 2 in 1 product & I am loving it! Pros: Bush With Shimmer, Natural, & Nice Pigmentation Cons: Pricey
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade: $21 -Waterproof, multitasking, & buildable matte pomade that stays put. This product is amazing!!! It brings youth to my brows and so much product for the price! It’s long-lasting, smudge-proof & glides easily when it’s being applied on. Pros: High Pigmentation, Smudge-Proof, Long Lasting, Can Last You A Whole Year, & Price Cons: Product Can Dry Up If It’s Left Out Open For Awhile.
Neutrogena Makeup Remover Wipes: $4.93 -Gently removes dirt, oil & waterproof makeup from skin. Best hand down makeup remover!!! It does not burn my eyes when taking off my makeup at night. Really does remove waterproof makeup and doesn’t leave my skin feeling dry. Pros: Price, Removes Waterproof Makeup, & No Burning Sensation To The Eyes Cons: Nothing!
Etude House Moistfull Collagen Cream: $20 -Enriched with super collagen and Baobab water to provide moisture and keep your skin hydrated for over 12 hours after application. I love waking up to a smooth and soft face in the morning because of this product! This cream absorbs quickly into the skin without leaving any greasy residue. Pros: Price, Smooth & Soft Skin, Absorbs Quickly, Light, & The Smell Cons: Nothing!
Here is my To Do List for this month & many more to come. This month focus is YOU & preparing the months ahead of you. You have to envision what you want & align goals ahead in order to achieve it. Never doubt yourself & always believe you will get to be where you want be in the future. Work hard, but play harder! Until next time babes!
Are you on a budget & don’t want to spend money on an expensive costume that you are just going to wear for one day? Or, if it’s a last minute event that you are attending. Here are a list of ideas that you can easily grab from your closet & maybe get a few extra items at the stores & put it together for a night out. I swear this won’t break the bank & you’ll still feel chic with what you have in your closet. Literally, I know you babes have at least one or a couple of these pieces in your closet — that’s why I choose these costumes looks for you because it’s super easy to pull it together.
Check out my Pinterest Board on how you can get these looks from your closet & hopefully it inspires you on creating your own looks.